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Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

Seed Grants for International Activities

Deadline: Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Sponsored by: UC Davis Global Affairs

Only Faculty are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency.

Global Affairs announces the 2017-18 call for proposals for its Seed Grants for International Activities
program. As a tier-one global research institution, we hope to support innovative new programs that
advance knowledge, enrich student learning and help solve society’s most pressing problems, with a
global focus. We encourage faculty from all schools and colleges to submit proposals.
The Seed Grants for International Activities program began in 2001 to give life to bold new ideas in
international research. To date, the program has funded 205 projects totaling over $1.3 million
dollars; in turn, they have generated over $30 million in external funding. The program has
launched innovative educational and research programs in every college and school across the
university. It has also helped faculty forge important external relationships with leading universities
around the world, government agencies, industry, and other community and non-governmental

Global Affairs encourages applications for proposals that:
– Foster international research collaborations
– Create innovations in internationalizing the curriculum
– Build new interdisciplinary, international partnerships

In order to maximize the impact of the Seed grant program, all recipients will be required to attend two
on-campus workshops that will offer assistance in articulating faculty research interests (elevator
speech) and identifying which agencies they want to meet with in order to secure external funding.

Application and Submission

UC Davis Academic Senate faculty members and Academic Federation faculty with PI status are eligible
to apply. All UC Davis locations are eligible.

Matching Funds

Matching funding from the college or school dean’s office is required. Investigators should reach out
to their dean for matching funds in advance of submitting the proposal. The dean’s signature is required
on the proposal cover sheet.

Note: For applicants in the College of Engineering, College of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine and
School of Veterinary Medicine, please submit your application to your Dean’s Office by November 15th
for an internal review in advance of the Global Affairs deadline of November 30th.

Requesting Funds
Funding from Global Affairs ranges from $5,000 – $15,000 per proposal. Depending on matching funds,
the total budget could be $30,000. Funding provided is for two-year projects. The timeline of funding
will be from around March 2018 – March 2020.
The budget (see Excel budget worksheet on the website) should include the following categories and
must be accompanied by a budget narrative:
– Personnel (salaries)
– Travel and Entertainment- Materials and supplies
– Misc. Services (conference fees, honoraria, computer services, etc.)

Proposal Submittal Requirements
Information regarding the 2017-18 call for proposals and proposal requirements can be found at:

Proposals should include these elements:
1. Proposal cover sheet including a one paragraph abstract of the proposed project (150 word
maximum). The cover sheet includes indication of matching funding. (1 page)
2. A description of the proposed project, including proposed activities, project timetable, expected
tangible outcomes, etc. (3 pages)
3. Detailed budget and budget narrative. Please see the Excel budget worksheet for details
regarding expenditures. (2 pages)
Submit your proposal application in PDF form by visiting the link below. The link will require your UC
Davis Kerberos ID and password.

Evaluation Criteria
A review committee composed of faculty and administrators will evaluate all proposals. In selecting
proposals to be awarded, preference will be given to proposals that:
ï‚· Have high research value;
ï‚· Create innovative relationships with a new international institution or strengthen an
institutional partnership between UC Davis and a current partner institution;
ï‚· Propose innovative ways to integrate an international dimension into the curriculum;
ï‚· Have an interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary component;
Include participation of graduate and undergraduate students;
ï‚· Offer promise for additional external funding or lead to long-term impact for the university.

Final Reports
Seed Grant recipients will be expected to submit a final report at the end of the award period. The final
report form includes information about the project’s accomplishments and future plans (i.e. received
external funding, developed new courses or manuscripts, held conferences with international partners,
etc.). It also requests information about how the funds were expended

Further information and inquiries
Questions about the program can be directed to:
Karen Beardsley
Director, Sponsored Programs and Special Projects
(530) 752-5678, kbeardsley@ucdavis.edu
Jennie Konsella-Norene
Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs and Special Projects
(530) 754-9403, jknorene@ucdavis.edu

For more information please contact: Karen Beardsley
Director, Sponsored Programs and Special Projects
(530) 752-5678, kbeardsley@ucdavis.edu
Jennie Konsella-Norene
Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs and Special Projects
(530) 754-9403, jknorene@ucdavis.edu

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